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My question is for Windows XP as well as Windows 7.

When I share a folder on a network by
right clicking a folder>Properties>Sharing(tab)>Share this folder on the network
does Windows log the information like when the folder was shared and who accessed it?

Is there any way to find if any folder was shared previously?

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By default, no. Folder permission changes need to be explicitly turned on either through GPO or the Local Security Policy.

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You have to enable auditing through a GPO or the Local Security Policy. Have a look here:

This article is written for Windows 2000, but the same settings still apply for Windows 7 / Server 2008

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